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30/01/2013 11:06, Report by R Thorpe, M Singh

Kuwait memories for Schmeichel

The third in the series of #IAMUNITED fan parties took place on Sunday 9 December in Kuwait City, with 500 fans gathering to watch the 3-2 victory in the first Manchester derby of the season.

Alongside the excitement on the pitch, fans in Kuwait were treated to a special appearance by club ambassador Peter Schmeichel, who watched the game in the theatre alongside them.

For Schmeichel, the setting of the event proved unique, with the legendary Dane enjoying the electric atmosphere inside the venue. “Watching a football game with [the fans] is a first for me,” he said. “They were incredible; they were cheering and having a really good time.”
 
Coupled with the intimate and vibrant atmosphere of the fan party, the dramatic style in which the Reds claimed a late victory made for an event which will the ex-Red will always remember.

“Every time this game comes up in conversation, I will remember where I was,” he said. “It’s one of those occasions where you have to ask ‘where were you that day?’ and I will say I was in Kuwait with #IAMUNITED and I watched it with local fans.”

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